Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam admits 250 trucking firms shorted in promised fuel rebates

INDIANAPOLIS - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam admits that 250 trucking firms were shorted in promised fuel rebates.

He quickly added that "this does not mean anyone did anything wrong" about the FBI probe into his company Pilot Flying J.

Haslam's admission came before a conference of trucking company executives from across the country held in Indianapolis on Thursday.

"Approximately 250 trucking companies have some type of adjustment in fuel rebates," Haslam said.

Haslam promised that his company will do everything "to make things" right, including paying back any rebates owed plus interest.

Haslam also encouraged trucking companies that may have been shortchanged to bring the issue to his attention rather than hire attorneys and file lawsuits.

Haslam told executives that he can repay their money quicker without tying up issues in court.

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